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1. THERE are also circular temples, some of which are constructed in monopteral form, surrounded by columns but without

a cella, while others are termed peripteral. Those that are without a cella have a raised platform and a flight of steps leading to it, one third of the diameter of the temple. The columns upon the stylobates are constructed of a height equivalent to the diameter taken between the outer edges of the stylobate walls, and of a

thickness equivalent to one tenth of their height including the capitals and bases. The architrave has the height of one half of the thickness of a column. The frieze and the other parts placed above it are such as I have described in the third 1 book, on the subject of symmetrical proportions.

1 Codd. quarto

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